QB Skylar Thompson said after this loss that he felt that the Wildcats took West Virginia for granted. That is an attempt to excuse the loss when really they just got beat by a team that was better physically and mentally. Kansas State didn’t say anything about being happy that Oklahoma took them for granted when the Wildcats beat the Sooners nor should have they. Thompson’s comment attempts to take away from what West Virginia did on Saturday. West Virginia was the better team Saturday. Period.
The loss drops Kansas State to 3-4 in the Big 12 and into a tie with TCU for 6th place. The Wildcats are already bowl eligible and aren’t making the conference championship game, so every game remaining is just about to which bowl they will be invited.
WR Dalton Schoen had two receptions for 84 yards including a 68-yard touchdown reception to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead on their first play from scrimmage.
WR Landry Weber had two receptions for 50 yards. His first catch was a difficult catch that gained 35 yards.
DB Wayne Jones led the team with seven tackles. He had a half tackle for a loss.
Room for Improvement
QB Skylar Thompson was 24-for-39 passing for 299 yards and one touchdown but he had two interceptions. One of those interceptions came as Kansas State was driving on what would be its final possession of the game.
The Kansas State’s run game struggled most of the day. James Gilbert had 32 of the team’s 122 yards on one run. The rest of the game the Wildcats struggled running. RB Harry Trotter who had a big day against Kansas had just two yards on two carries. Take away James Gilbert’s 32-yard run and he averaged under two yards per rush the rest of the game.
Kansas State plays at Texas Tech next weekend before finishing the regular season at home against lows State.